Championship Wrestling Team Finishing on top

Gentry wrestlers take first-ever state title

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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With a young team and a new coach, the Gentry wrestling team surprised both their opponents and themselves, coming away with their first state title on Saturday.

“I’d never seen wrestling in my life” before coaching the sport in Gentry this year, Coach Alonzo Pettigrew said to Gentry supporters when the team arrived back at the High School on Sunday. “My senior wrestlers were a huge help. Robert Henderson led, and (his teammates) let him. I leaned on Robert heavy until I figured it out,” he said.

Gentry’s wrestling program is in its fourth year, and Pettigrew, a football coach, found himself head coach when Nika West resigned to take a coaching position with Rogers Heritage High School ...

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